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Former Barcelona, Inter Milan, Real Madrid ace Ronaldo plans Fort Lauderdale comeback

Brazilian great Ronaldo has revealed that he will look to return to fitness in a bid to come out of retirement.

The 38-year old former PSV Eindhoven, Barcelona, Inter Milan and Real Madrid striker became part-owner of American team Fort Lauderdale Strikers last month and is now eyeing a possible comeback in a playing capacity.

Ronaldo, who retired while with Corinthians in 2011, has admitted that it will be difficult to get back into good enough shape to play professionally again but said the aim was to help out the Strikers who play in the North American Soccer League - US Soccer's second division below MLS.

"That is not easy because I love to play, I love soccer, that is what's been all my life," Ronaldo told reporters.

"My big love is soccer and when I retired, stopped playing, it was because of my body. I had so much pain, so many injuries, that's why I stopped.

"It's easy to get into shape, you have to train - just that, but to play a soccer game you have to be in very good shape.

"I will try. For myself, it's another challenge, I'm sure it will help the league, it will help the team and you have the soccer in America...so I will try, I will train a lot. And if the trainer (manager) needs me I will be (there).

"Maybe. I will train to play some matches, especially if we will get into the final again.

"So I hope so. I will train a lot, but our goal is to make the sure the Strikers is going to be bigger."

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